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Symantec And HP Announce Remote Server Management Solution For Self Supported Workgroups

Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 Bundled with HP's NetServer E Series Systems

CUPERTINO, Calif. --April 29, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) and Hewlett-Packard Company today announced an agreement that provides remote server management for self supported workgroups. Symantec's remote control software, pcANYWHERE32 for Windows 95 and Windows NT, is now being bundled with HP NetServer E-Series systems, an optimized PC-server solution for the self-supported workgroup. HP's second-generation E-Series systems include a remote console and Web interface which are the first components in a new remote-support initiative by HP. These features, paired with Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 for Windows 95 and Windows NT, enable offsite technical experts to deliver support remotely.

Customers who purchase any HP NetServer E Series system will receive one complementary copy of pcANYWHERE32 for Windows 95 and Windows NT in order to manage and support the server remotely. pcANYWHERE32 is also bundled with HP's Remote Assistant Card, an add-on card targeted toward L-series systems for interconnected workgroups and enterprise environments.

"Corporate networks are growing increasingly elaborate and complex, and many corporations now have remote offices without an IS manager on staff," said Christopher Calisi, Symantec Vice President, Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit. "The combination of Symantec and HP technology enables network administrators to control a dynamic network, regardless of where the machines are located."

"HP was the first company to deliver an optimized PC-server solution for the self-supported workgroup. By including pcANYWHERE32 with HP's NetServer E Series systems, technical experts now have unsurpassed remote management capabilities," said Duncan Campbell, worldwide marketing manager, HP Network Server Division.

pcANYWHERE32 is the most secure and cost-effective tool available to network managers or remote service providers who need to remotely control PC servers. For example, a support provider of a value added reseller can connect via modem to a server located across town at a customer site to troubleshoot problems. In a large distributed organization, pcANYWHERE32 can also be used to manage a server or PC in another city or state, saving time and expense. Embedded with numerous security precautions, such as built-in data encryption, virus scanning, and password protection, pcANYWHERE32 allows network administrators to work securely and with confidence.

Targeting environments with little or no IT support, the HP NetServer E Series line of PC servers now contains a Pentium-based HP NetServer E 30 system and the HP NetServer E 40, the new Pentium Pro-based system. HP's new Web-interface management solution and auto alert capability are included as standard features in all E Series models.

HP is the official information-technology hardware and maintenance supplier to the 1998 World Cup soccer tournament. Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global provider of computing, Internet and Intranet solutions, services, communications products and measurement solutions, all of which are recognized for excellence in quality and support. HP has 112,800 employees and had revenue of $38.4 billion in its 1996 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at

Symantec Corporation develops, markets, and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems.

About Symantec Corporation
Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are certain important factors that could cause SymantecÕs future development efforts to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among these are the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, the competitive environment in the software industry, dependence on other products, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec products. Additional information concerning those and other factors is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual report on form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 29, 1996 and the company's quarterly report on form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 27, 1996.

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